The “deal” hammered out between political insiders will raise taxes to the tune of $1.7 billion in new revenue. (1) In addition to a mishmash of tax hikes, the plan includes giveaways to special interests that have nothing to do with our roads!
michigan Legislative Alerts
I urge you to oppose the tentative road-funding plan hammered out by political leaders today. Based on the limited information made available about this plan, it appears this package of bills would raise taxes on the middle-class by more than $1.8 billion.
Americans for Prosperity-Michigan offered sharp criticism of the tentative road deal floated by the Governor and other leaders today, saying it still represented a massive tax hike for the middle class.
The ideas behind this road funding plan are commonsense, responsible concepts that respect Michigan drivers and household budgets. Speaker Bolger’s plan stands in welcome contrast to the massive gas tax hike Senate lawmakers approved earlier this month.
Citizen activists with Americans for Prosperity-Michigan today protested outside President Obama’s speech at Wayne State University in Detroit. “Gary Peters and President Obama are sharing the stage tonight to promote economic policies that are toxic for Michigan families,” said Scott Hagerstrom, the group’s state director.
The grassroots group Americans for Prosperity-Michigan will protest President Obama’s visit to Wayne State University, advocating for the defeat of U.S. Senate Candidate Gary Peters. Even though the President is not on the ballot, Peters will be a rubber stamp for the President’s big-government agenda, the group contends.
Congressman Gary Peters isn’t frugal: That’s the message conveyed by an online “parody” video launched today by Americans for Prosperity-Michigan and backed by a six-figure online buy. The humorous 60-second video counters claims of “frugality” made in a recent TV ad from the Peters’ campaign by looking at some of the spending projects Peters has approved in Washington.